Spyware and Adware

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September 2010



Spyware and Adware introduces detailed, organized, technical information exclusively on spyware and adware, including defensive techniques. This book not only brings together current sources of information on spyware and adware but also looks at the future direction of this field.Spyware and Adware is a reference book designed for researchers and professors in computer science, as well as a secondary text for advanced-level students. This book is also suitable for practitioners in industry.


Preface.- Introduction.- Motivation behind spyware/adware.- Definitions and history of spyware/adware.- Discussion of anti-virus/anti-spyware vendor criteria.- Installation.- Malware.- Voluntary installation, bundling, and EULAs.- Drive-by downloads.- Technical vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflows).- Embedding executable objects in web pages.- Code signing and problems.- Defenses.- Automatic detection of bundled software.- Startup.- Startup hooks.- Browser helper objects.- Defenses.- Keylogging.- Types of keylogger (hardware, in-kernel, user-space).- Hooking.- Defenses.- Virtual keyboards.- One-time passwords.- Two-factor authentication. - Attacks against the defenses.- Persistence.- Avoiding uninstallation.- Self-monitoring.- Hiding and obfuscation.- Rootkits.- Defenses.- Transmitting information.- Methods.- Covert channels.- Steganography.- Defenses.- Tracking users.- Cookies.- Defenses.- Advertising.- Pop-up and pop-under ads.- Banner ads (relates to tracking users).- Defenses.- Detection.- Static and dynamic anti-spyware methods.- Conclusion.- Index.


John Aycock is an associate professor at the University of Calgary in the Department of Computer Science. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Calgary, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Victoria. He researches computer security, focusing on malicious software, spam, and online crime. Dr. Aycock conceived and taught the University's "Computer Viruses and Malware" and "Spam and Spyware" courses.
EAN: 9780387777405
ISBN: 0387777407
Untertitel: 'Advances in Information Security'. Auflage 2011. 20 schw. -w. Abbildungen. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2010
Seitenanzahl: 145 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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